Aug
30

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01/ Prices is a series of art made from, you guessed it, price tags!
02/ Students learn anatomy by painting a live body.
03/ Museum quality specimens of popular breakfast cereals.
04/ Overlapped photography reveals similarities between fathers + sons.
05/ Love these drawings with a fingerprint-like patterns.
06/ Street garbage gets turned into quirky characters.
07/ Japan’s summertime firework festivals are gorgeous.
08/ Billowing clouds of colorful smoke.
09/ A ballerina performing en point in knife shoes!
10/ Beautiful aerial photos of Poland’s lakes across the seasons.

This week on Design Crush:
And Five Years Later I Have a Guest Room
Tips&Tricks: Kitchen
The Guest Room // The Paint
Defne Tesal
The Guest Room // The Lighting
Feel Good Wednesdays
The Guest Room // The Art
The Guest Room // The Wallpaper
Pattern Box
The Guest Room // The Bedding
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Aug
29

Pattern Box

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This collection of patterned postcards – Pattern Box – just makes me happy. You know what I mean, how something seemingly small can do that? Curated by NYC’s Textile Arts Center, it features 100 postcards from ten international designers. Pattern Box is definitely going to amp up my correspondence game which has been sorely lacking in 2013, not to mention the inspiration wall in my office.

 

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Aug
09

Happy Weekend

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01/ Cut back during meals with this crazy dinnerware set.
02/ For one week in June ABSOLUT turned a block in Williamburg into a giant white canvas!
03/ Embrace bird-friendly architecture with the Bird Brick.
04/ Rockaway Beach’s recently opened Playland Motel is a must-visit.
05/ Graft Tableware, biodegradable utensils that look like vegetables.
06/ Heather Hansen creates art using her own kinetic energy and pigment.
07/ Imaginary Factories inside your favorite devices and appliances!
08/ A Sailing Ship Kite – just what the doctor ordered.
09/ Lightbulbs adorned with cityscapes.
10/ Olga Gladysheva captured some great shots of polar bears mid-water ballet!

This week on Design Crush:
Still Indoor Activities vs Sparkling Outdoor Soireets (and a Sweepstakes!)
Expanding Your Audience (Take my class August 13th!)
Jaime Derringer
Blanket Up
Eve Sand
Willow Knows
Nathalie Boutté
Native Union CLIC Wooden
Solaroids

Aug
07

Eve Sand

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I’m more than a little in love with Eve Sand‘s modern minimal landscapes. Each series is created in a different color palette that feels so perfect for the scenes she is setting up for us. I swear I feel more relaxed just looking at them! (Which is your favorite?)

 

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Aug
01

Well-Read Women

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One overcast afternoon last week I crawled under a blanket and poured through Samantha Hahn’s Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines. The book features a collection of fifty heroines captured in Hahn’s watercolors in every shade of the rainbow. I’m such a fangirl of Samantha’s illustrations, and when they’re paired with hand-lettered quotes from some of literature’s most well-known ladies I feel positively giddy.

 

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Jul
19

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01/ Wonderbread bust sculptures of famous people by Milena Korolczuk.
02/ Oh, no big deal. It’s just the Rugrats Grown Up.
03/ Movie barcodes made from compressing film frames.
04/ Air rifle BB taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans.
05/ One couple, Every Subway Station in Manhattan.
06/ This heat wave even has ceramics melting!
07/ Beautiful driftwood sculptures by Jeffro Uitto.
08/ The Game of Life is going life-sized on the island of Yoron, Japan.
09/ 40-foot dragon skull built on a beach in England to promote GoT.
10/ Monster skin rugs!

This week on Design Crush:
July DIYs
Elemental
Lily Stockman
Simple Cleaning Tools
Tabletop Ceramics
Sara Cwynar
Yogurt Parfaits
Astrology + Phrenology
12 Summer Dresses to Get You Through

Jun
27

Andrew Lyons

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Andrew Lyons is a crazy talented illustrator and his series of birds created for Strong, a line of nutrient supplements, is only further proof. Lyons created 13 pieces for the 13 products available, each represented by its own avian friend. He manages to create such depth that his illustrations almost resemble paper sculptures!

 

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Jun
21

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01/ Photoshop in real life.
02/ Snapcat, an app that lets cats take selfies by touching paw to screen!
03/ LEGO maps of the London Underground.
04/ Skateboard + Stroller = LongboardStroller
05/ Botanical weaponry, my favorite kind.
06/ Hot Tub Cinema, a pop-up movie theater with hot tubs!
07/ Beastie Boy Mike D’s gorgeous Brooklyn townhouse.
08/ One Million Bones, a “visible petition” against ongoing genocide and mass atrocities
09/ Quiet, a cocoon-like chair where you can get some privacy.
10/ A DIY geometric paper torso.

This week on Design Crush:
Zelma Rose (A Giveaway)
Design Crush + Anthropologie + Oklahoma
The Scent of Departure
Feliz
DODOnotes
Sweet Summer Hellos
June DIYs
Medius Collection
Popsicles + Poptails ’13

May
29

Virginia Johnson

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Virginia Johnson‘s illustration style is sososo good. It’s bursting with bright colors and playful strokes. And that sweet dachshund just kills me dead with his little red collar!

PS: Virginia currently has a sweet collaboration happening with JCrew.

May
20

POKETO + Lisa Congdon

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I’m sort of beside myself with this collaboration between two of my favorites – POKETO and Lisa Congdon! Lisa’s bright, geometric style lends itself perfectly to these linen tea towels that will only get softer with use. Choose from a pyramids or herringbone pattern in two color palettes. (I can’t help but think how fantastic one of these would be wrapped around a summer hostess gift!)

 

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